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Validata lands core banking testing deal in US


Validata has inked a deal with a large US bank to deliver quality assurance for the bank’s Temenos T24 core banking transformation project. Banking Technology understands this is Commerce Bank.

Integris Credit Union in core banking tech revamp with Validata

Integris Credit Union in major tech overhaul

Canada-based Integris Credit Union has deployed Validata’s suite of products to support its transition to Temenos’ T24 core banking system.

BMO Financial Group injects $2m into Montreal AI lab

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BMO Financial Group is putting $2 million into Creative Destruction Lab Montreal (CDL-Montreal) to fund artificial intelligence (AI) and data science projects. CDL-Montreal will target seed-stage start-ups by providing business and technology mentoring, equity opportunities and business development partnerships. On 15 December, the first cohort of 28 businesses, made up entirely of AI start-ups, will […]

HPE adding AI to data centres with Nimble acquisition

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Earlier this year, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) went on an acquisition spree meant to help the company improve its standing in the data centre market with products to address a range of issues customers faced as they moved to the cloud, reports Enterprise Cloud News (Banking Technology’s sister publication). Now, one of those deals is […]

RBC to open AI lab in Montreal

ATB Financial launches chatbot

Borealis AI, a Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Institute for Research, will open an artificial intelligence (AI) lab in Montreal. Borealis AI has partnered with McGill University Professor, Jackie Cheung, as academic advisor for the lab and will work with the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms (MILA). The team anticipates opening the doors of the […]

Kabbage expands small business funding with $200m credit facility

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Alternative credit company Kabbage has a lot to be thankful for this week. The Atlanta-based start-up received a new $200 million revolving credit facility from Credit Suisse bringing its total debt funding to $750 million, reports Julie Muhn at Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company). Kabbage emphasised that this credit facility diversifies its funding sources, which will help it […]

Coinbase goes into Custody to let investors store digital assets

Welcome to unicorn club

Who knows how much more appreciation in the price of Bitcoin will be required to encourage notorious cryptocurrency skeptic and JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to endorse investing in digital assets. But when he does, a new company launched by Coinbase called Coinbase Custody will be there to make sure he does it the right […]

ForwardLane unveils new AI APIs

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US-based ForwardLane has introduced a pair of new artificial intelligence (AI) APIs that apply natural language processing and deep learning AI for managing research data and communication, reports David Penn at Finovate (Banking Technology’s sister company). “The two APIs empower the world’s leading asset managers, wealth mangers, and insurers augment the capabilities of their star performers and […]

Wanted: US-based bank for crypto-friendly fun

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It wasn’t spotted on Craigslist but here’s an unusual request. If you are the owner of a small or medium-sized bank in the US and are ready to sell it completely (or partially) – you have a buyer! Vladislav (aka Slava) Solodkiy, managing partner at venture capital (VC) firm Life.Sreda, is being refreshingly direct and […]

Alogent adds Jwaala to digital banking tech portfolio

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US firm Alogent has acquired a Texas-based digital banking tech vendor, Jwaala, for an undisclosed amount. Alogent, which is based in the US state of Georgia, says it will continue to support Jwaala’s collection of solutions, which will be marketed under the new name, Alogent Digital. Dede Wakefield, Alogent CEO, describes the acquisition as “the […]